Restore Data Backed Up Using Norton 360

by on January 29, 2008

Q: In December my laptop hard drive crashed. I had installed Norton 360, which made a back up disk. I just checked it last night. It has My Documents and My Favorites from my old laptop on it. My wife bought me a new laptop for Christmas that runs Microsoft Vista (which I’m not happy with) and my old laptop ran XP. My question is how do I transfer the My Documents and My Favorites to my new laptop?

A: It is very much possible for you to have your documents and favorites transferred into your new laptop. In fact, it is very simple to do this.

First of all, install the Norton 360 on your new laptop. You will be pleased to know that it is compatible with both Windows XP and Windows Vista. Therefore no hassles are expected in achieving this.

For restoring from the backup, you need to run the Norton 360 window after placing the backup disk in the drive. Thereafter you need to click on Backup and Restore button you will need to click at Restore link. Now select the items you interested in restoring. Finally, click at the Restore Now button and wait till it’s finished.

The above-mentioned procedure will ensure restoration of the desired documents.

For your favorites, follow the below given simple steps:

In order to back up your bookmarks from Internet Explorer 6:

  1. Click File -> Import and Export -> Next
  2. Click Import Favorites -> click Next
  3. Name the bookmark file on the backup disk and save the file in My Documents folder.

Once you have completed copying all of your information to the new laptop, to import your bookmarks into Internet Explorer 7:

  1. Click Add to Favorites -> Import and Export
  2. Click Next
  3. Choose Import Favorites -> click Next
  4. Go to the bookmarks file that you have copied over from your old laptop (which should be in your My Documents folder), and than click Next
  5. Click Finish

Now you must have your data from old laptop copied over into your new laptop and your bookmarks must have been imported to Internet Explorer.